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Strawberry marketing raises £1,500 as part of Young Enterprise initiative


By Richard Draycott | Managing Director

April 19, 2012 | 4 min read

The Young Enterprise team from Strawberry, one of Hull and East Yorkshire’s largest marketing and design agencies, has raised £1,500 as part of its ‘Around the World in 30 Wines’, event, which was attended by over 80 guests and was held as part of this year’s Young Enterprise fundraiser ‘Who Wants to be an Entrepreneur?’.

The Strawberry Seeds team

Guests included members of the local business community and friends of Strawberry, along with Olympic hopeful Luke Campbell and Hull KR players Jake Webster and Ryan O’Hara, who presented several prizes on the night. During the evening, the Strawberry Seeds team held several fundraising competitions with unique prizes including signed Hull KR memorabilia and a signed Keira Knightley picture, along with wine gift sets donated by wine merchant The House of Townend.

The world wine tasting event was planned during task two of The Apprentice-style competition ‘who wants to be an entrepreneur?’. The Strawberry Seeds team will now enter the boardroom on Wednesday 25 April to present their fundraising efforts to David Kilburn, Hull’s very own Alan Sugar, to find out if they have made it through to the next stage of the competition!

Jade Woodfield, Strawberry Seeds’ Project Manager for task 2 said: “The whole team is really pleased with the event. It was well attended and everyone had a great time! To fund the wine tasting, we used our £100 seed fund from Young Enterprise and held a St Patrick’s Day fundraising event at our office, so all money from ticket sales and competitions could go towards our final profit total. It looks like we will have exceeded £1,500 profit from the event which will go straight to Young Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber, although we are still receiving donations so hope this figure will rise!

“The whole team would like to take this opportunity to thank the House of Townend for giving us a fantastic venue for the evening, Epicures Larder for donating our cheese and the guests who helped to make our night a great success. The next stage is the Boardroom and we are all crossing our fingers we have done enough to make it through to the final task!”

Young Enterprise is the UK’s largest business and enterprise charity and Young Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber helps to inspire 15,000 young people to learn and succeed through enterprise every year.


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